Sierra Michelle Turns 9 Years Old!!

I can’t freaking believe Sierra is nine years old! She’s half way done with her childhood!
Because I’m feeling nostalgic, some pictures of Sierra from her first couple years, before I blogged.

The last picture from my pregnancy with her, and her birth day:  photo SierraBirthresized_zps1d7b2793.jpg

From her first and second months:  photo SierraMonth1resized_zpsfb94c937.jpg

From her first and second months:  photo SierraMonth2resized_zpsd6b675ec.jpg

3 months old:  photo SierraMonth3resized_zpsff3688bd.jpg

4 months:  photo SierraMonth4resized_zpsc865fadf.jpg

Months 5 and 6:  photo SierraMonth5resized_zps656a1db6.jpg

7 months old:  photo SierraMonth7resized_zpsce546127.jpg

We moved to Texas when she was 7 months old. I started my blog sometime around then.  photo SierraMonth7aresized_zps6e7a5a3d.jpg

She learned to crawl at 8 months old.  photo SierraMonth8resized_zpsafd54cd4.jpg

9 months old, with mommy.  photo SierraMonth9resized_zpsa34121ce.jpg

Her first Christmas she was 11 months old.  photo SierraMonth11resized_zpsf01493f0.jpg

She learned to walk when she was 14 months old.  photo SierraMonth14resized_zps921f7f94.jpg

The year she was one year old we lived in Texas and spent a lot of time at the arboretum.  photo SierraMonth15resized_zpsf27a34b7.jpg photo SierraMonth15aresized_zps6663046c.jpg

Because all the rest of her life was blogged I won’t add in a bunch of other pictures. I’ll end the trip down memory lane with this picture of her at 2 years old pretending to be a puppy. That leaf was her bone.  photo Sierra2YearsOldresized_zps0b4f6f44.jpg

And now onto current day Sierra! haha

With all her presents on the Saturday we celebrated her birthday. (Allan had just got home from an out of state trip, it was the 10th)  photo 159eresized_zpsaea4bd2b.jpg

I felt so bad about her obese horse balloon! I bought it online and filled it up myself here at home. It would not float at all when filled just the right amount. I added some more helium, still wouldn’t float. More helium, still wouldn’t float. More helium, the seams are stretching, I think- this thing is going to pop! But, it floats! I told Sierra about that but she didn’t mind her fatty horse one bit. In fact, she adores that horse. It’s since popped but she decided to tape it to the wall in her room and keep it forever πŸ™‚  photo 162eresized_zps4e52ac7a.jpg photo 156eresized_zps3fb65acc.jpg

My gorgeous 9 year old! photo 163eresized_zpsea3b8c44.jpg

I still can’t believe she’s 9!  photo 164eresized_zps316b1a79.jpg photo 167eresized_zps574c9b9d.jpg

When buying for her birthday I originally thought I was going to make a realistic field/water cake scene with horse figurines on top but last minute I put that stuff back and got her Disney princess pets instead! She LOVES the Disney princess pets and had plenty of horse stuff so I figured it’d be a fun surprise she wasn’t expecting. (Since she was expecting all horse stuff) It was a great idea because that cake was one of her very favorite parts!
The glowing candle was pretty exciting for her, too.  photo 181eresized_zpsfe4de7ef.jpg photo 184eresized_zpsa530b2c6.jpg photo 187eresized_zpsebe01c57.jpg

I was so done with buying her birthday but Brooke suggested Sierra Mist (and pringles) because… Sierra Mist. It’s kind of our thing to get Sierra Sierra Mist. We put the Sierra Mist and Pringles in a pink gift bag and Sierra got a huge kick out of that small addition πŸ™‚  photo 191eresized_zpsba2091da.jpg

“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Sierra…”  photo 199eresized_zpsd7d4a69a.jpg

She was soooo cute when we were singing to her and I was grinning like an idiot while filming her. Until the end when she went to blow out the candle and I realized I hadn’t pushed record. This happens often with me, I suck at filming stuff! πŸ™
So the adorable moment was only captured by my memory. ha  photo 201eresized_zps3fa4b978.jpg

How old are you?  photo 204eresized_zps94067f9b.jpg

I at least realized I needed to push record before she blew out her candle! πŸ™‚  photo 209eresized_zpseeda1ce1.jpg

I usually suck at writing stuff on cakes with frosting. I was so relieved when I didn’t mess it up this year! It was a birthday miracle. ha  photo 215eresized_zpsae4f265c.jpg photo 223eresized_zpsa8ff78f4.jpg

She’s so dang cute!  photo 235eresized_zpseb84bf1a.jpg photo 244eresized_zps6a450157.jpg
This was early enough in the day that she got to play with her presents the rest of the day!

7 thoughts on “Sierra Michelle Turns 9 Years Old!!

  • Happy Birthday Sierra!!!!!!!! ahhhh I cannot believe she is 9, I started reading your blog just before Payson was born time just flies by. Love the pink cow girl hat way too cute. I feel like Sierra is going to definitely choose a profession where she can help people such a sweet girl. You are one very lucky person to have this beauty call you her mom πŸ™‚
    From Danni

  • So sweet! Happy Birthday Miss S! We had the same problem with the horse balloon!

    The easy kids are the ones most often looked over – we have one as well. You are doing a great job trying to make sure you give her enough attention. It's a constant struggle, and you really explained it well. But so it is with raising children, ebb and flow. All your kiddos are so blessed to have you as their mom!

  • Thanks ladies πŸ™‚

    Sarah, I'm sorry you guys had the same problem with the balloon. It was a bummer and surprising since I'd only read glowing reviews on Amazon when I bought it. Did you get yours on Amazon?

  • Happy Birthday Sierra! Looks like you guys had a great celebration! I love the obese horse. Hilarious! Oddly enough, that is how memories are made… with obese looking balloon horses. I say buy an extra one and save it for her 16th birthday. Obese horse returns! πŸ˜› lol

  • I love the old pictures you shared of her as a baby. She has beautiful eyes! You do such a great job with the birthday and holiday celebrations. I'm sure your children will remember these moments forever.

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